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Twitter will begin charging for API access starting next week

2023-02-02 18:00 by
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Twitter announced late Monday night it would shut off free access to its API Feb. 9 and start charging outside developers and other companies whose apps and software need access to its services.

Claiming its dataset is "among the world's most powerful," Twitter said it was committed to enabling "fast and comprehensive access" to devs wishing to create features and apps linked to the social media platform or draw on its data, more details of which would be shared next week.

That's all the Elon Musk-owned company had to say on the matter, so now it's up to those who still have Twitter API access – researchers, data scientists and the like – to determine how they'll cope with the loss of access to data necessary to their work.

The announcement kicked off a firestorm of criticism on Twitter itself, with protests from small software firms who'd built products on the assumption that Twitter's API would remain free.

Paid Twitter API access has previously been available for those with heavy use needs.

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